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Aug 16, 2009 11:00am EDT
to the show. let's start off with iraq. the security situation there was assumed to be improving and so u.s. forces could do an aggressive pullout and some suggested that schedule to be accelerated to be out of iraq by 2011. security situation there is a little bit rougher. brian, any chance that u.s. forces will stay there beyond 2011? >> i think there are clear signs in the last couple of weeks there are ethnic tensions, very strong ones still simmering just beneath the surface and growing concern that could come out into the open. certainly there are extremists that are trying to stoke those fires again. and certainly the u.s. military expresses concern that this could get out of hand. on the other hand they are encouraged that so far things have been relatively stable. that the shiah population have been reserved in not responding to these more recent attacks. but having said that, with the elections coming up in january for the parliament in iraq, there is very little chance i think there will be some movement further movement on the political reconciliation that needs to happen becaus
Aug 30, 2009 11:00am EDT
for the future? >> i'd like to focus on the importance of what he told us. he affirmed critical elements of our strategy. he said spin-outs were the way we ought to deal with the force and spin-outs for those, we're taking capabilities and giving them into formations before they go into combats. they train and deploy those capabilities. he said the network was important he wanted us to accelerate this new way to communicate and expand the number of brigades it will go do, get it done faster. the other thing he told us was to take a careful look at mrap. to make sure we had a plan to put it into the force. although we're using extensively in iraq we didn't show we institutionalized it. he told u as you referred to, go ahead and relook our concept for the next kind of combat vehicle was going to be. so we're in the business of doing all of that right now. essentially updating our plan, what we reflect is the reality we're an army at war. you recollect when we started the concept, we were at peace and anticipated that for the next 10 or so years we would be at peace so we had a visionary concept t
Aug 23, 2009 11:00am EDT
muradian. how can the u.s. military enjoy the benefits of social media but also ensure the safety of its computer network? and we'll look at how a remarkable new book is teaching junior officers the vital complexities of counterinsurgency warfare. >>> first, few tools proven better to society in general than cyberspace. modern networks handle intelligence, operate unmanned vehicles and more. they also constitute an enormous vulnerability, coming under attacks daily from foreign governments, criminals, terrorists and private individuals. our next guest says there needs to be sweeping change that includes new international laws and redefine roles for government, industry and the public. he was once the chief information officer for the intelligence community and now the vice president and general manager of cyber and information assurance for the harris corporation. dale, welcome to the show. >> thank you. >> you have a very different view as to what the problem is. you're saying it's not really a security problem but a national problem. can you explain that? >> absolutely. cyberspace unde
Aug 9, 2009 11:00am EDT
in the verizon small business toolbox. >>> -- well to that point, how do you safe guard the u.s. systems and hold at risk those with potential enemies? >> i would say -- >> knowing that's a sensitive thing to be honest. >> i will dance around that need too. there's two ways to do it, if you go blind and deaf on the enemy first and then building in thetic electron -- in the electronic capabilities. frankly, the u.s. army has been eitherring sort of a speck -- has been entering a spectro ordinance that doesn't take the threat into view as much as we should have. that will be a key component of the systems with we build and the network architectures we have to make. >> especially against the future foes is? -- foes? >> absolutely. of course the unprocured ones can get the commercial off the shelf capabilities to the be directed against us on the ground. >> it almost deminds me during the cold war, there was no communications, operations, and exercises. that would be interesting to conduct today when everyone is so dependent on all the energy on the spectrum. >> that's such a great point. the vice ch
Aug 2, 2009 11:00am EDT
clearance the key to prospering in a bumpy u.s. economy. >>> we went up to capitol hill this week to talk to gene taylor, mississippi democrat. when it comes to ship building taylor is one of the most powerful men in washington who represents a shipyard. he advocates nuclear power and i asked him why he thinks that is a good idea. >> all a[inaudible] hubble's theory if not perfect is close to the fact that probably half of all of the -- half of all of the oil that is going to be found has been found. we did that in a short amount of time. now it will be a fight over the half that is left, that the price can only go up and the availability can only go down. one way around that is to where we can avoid petroleum-based fuels for our ships and we know we can do that with nuclear power. we've done it safely for decades with our nuclear aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines. a cruiser will use about 10 million gallons per shipper year. so over the 30-year life of that ship you're talking about 300 million gallons of fuel that you're not going to be buying from hug joe chavez or the ayatollah
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